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Denis Suárez set to join Arsenal on loan - reports

The Gunners have a buy option as well

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Denis Suárez is due to join Arsenal on loan until the end of the season according to reports from radio stations RAC1 and COPE, The Galician will renew his Barcelona contract until 2021, meaning he will return to the Camp Nou unless the Gunners activate their purchase option on him, which is understood to be around 20 to 25 million euros.

For the moment, the London club will pay a small fee to get the attacker on loan.

Denis is a product of Celta’s academy, but he joined Manchester City early in his professional career. He did not play much there, so he took the chance to join Barcelona B in 2013. Next came a loan to Sevilla, where he began playing regular first-team football under current Gunners boss Unai Emery.

After that came a sale to Villarreal in 2015, where he stood out enough that Barcelona’s coach at the time, Luis Enrique, apparently wanted him back in the middle of the 2015-16 season. The Catalans had to wait though, until summer 2016 to activate their buyback clause for 3.5 million euros.

Denis has struggled to fit into Ernesto Valverde’s team since and was keen on getting more playing time, plus a reunion with Emery.

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